Floors Castle

“Overlooking the River Tweed, with a superb interior” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

KELSO, SCOTTISH BORDERS

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Our View

The home of the 10th Duke of Roxburghe, the Castle's lived-in atmosphere enhances the superb collection of French furniture, tapestries and paintings. The house was designed by William Adam in 1721 and enjoys a magnificent setting overlooking the River Tweed and the Cheviot Hills beyond. Regular events include massed pipe bands, gardening events and many more.

Floors Castle
Roxburghe Estates Office, KELSO, TD5 7SF
Phone : 01573 223333

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Castle & restaurant fully accessible
  • Facilities: Wheelchair, lift
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Etr-Oct, daily 11-5 (last admission 4.30 ex Oct last admission 3)

About the area

Discover Scottish Borders

Southern Scotland is often referred to as the Lowlands, to distinguish it from the mountainous grandeur of the North-West Highlands. But don’t be fooled by the description. In places, the landscape can be anything but flat. This is a different Scotland to the rest of the country in terms of character and identity but, in terms of scenery, no less spectacular and just as fascinating.

Jedburgh, despite its turbulent history, is a peaceful country town beside the serpentine Jed Water, with only the abbey walls hinting at its former grandeur. One of the most elegant of the Border towns is Kelso, with its wide cobbled square at its heart. A poignant fragment is all that remains of Kelso Abbey, once the largest of the Border abbeys, destroyed by the English in 1545.

Like most towns and villages in the area, Melrose developed on the back of the tweed and knitwear industry, which brought wealth to the Scottish Borders, utilising the distinctive, Roman-nosed Cheviot Hill sheep and the availability of water power for the looms. Head to Peebles to shop for locally made knitwear and enjoy the peace and fresh air, where walks, trails and cycleways lead into the wooded countryside.

 

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